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Switching from an iPhone to an Android: Pros and Cons

  After much deliberation and soul-searching, I decided to switch to Android after being an iPhone user since 2008. The iOS 11 update rendered my poor iPhone 6 Plus virtually unusable, and it made me resentful towards Apple. The flowing display of the Note 8 and the intrigue of the S-Pen stylus were enough for […]

Keeping Your Team Productive Through Worst-Case Scenarios

  Sometimes disaster hits members of your team or your office. How you and your team handle it can make a huge difference—you can either add chaos to an already chaotic situation or maintain calm when things go wrong. Regardless of what type of disaster your firm is facing, there are things you can do to keep everyone […]

How to Standardize Operations so Your Firm is Prepared for Anything

Law firms around the country have had to deal with many unexpected disruptions over the past few months: Fires in California, hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and other states, and various other catastrophic events that have thrown people and their businesses into disarray. When disaster strikes, the logistics of getting work done becomes more complicated. Every system gets stressed and […]

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Proofreading Software that Helps you Perfect Your Legal Documents

  Corporate transactional documents must be accurate, attractive, and polished. You can’t have spelling or grammatical mistakes, and formatting needs to be consistent. However, that’s easier said than done when you’re pressed for time with a tight deadline. Of course, having a second set of eyes review your work always helps. But what if that second set […]

Gender Bias and Productivity: What Female Lawyers Need to Know

  Productivity generally means generating something of value. However, in a professional setting, productivity has to generate something of value to you. This should come in the form of accolades, recognition, or higher compensation. Performing tasks that benefit the office but don’t translate to professional advancement for you are, very simply, not productive. Unfortunately, such nonproductive […]

A New Tool that Helps Protect Yourself and Your Law Firm From Ethics Violations

  Lawyers are the backbone of a just and fair society.  They fight for social justice, protect rights, and help people through times of crisis.  Yet, lawyers face their own struggle for justice in the form of overreaching regulatory authorities acting within systems stacked against the accused. Thousands of lawyers every year find themselves up […]

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How to Run Your Solo Practice Like a Business

  You have to understand business in order to run a solo practice. Of course, I didn’t realize that at first.  I would take clients without even asking for a deposit toward costs. I would take cases with poor liability and questionable damages. And sometimes I would pursue a claim after learning no insurance was […]

SEO scams lawyers should avoid

7 SEO Scams Lawyers Need to Avoid

  Take it from a self-hating marketer, SEO is a scummy industry. There are a ton of agencies marketing themselves to lawyers and promising results they can’t necessarily deliver.  As any savvy professional knows, past successes do not guarantee future results. Anyone who says they do is probably trying to cash your check. Because marketing […]